USC Aiken NPC Sisters Welcome New Members

September 18, 2017

The University of South Carolina Aiken’s Panhellenic Council’s season of recruitment culminated during its annual Fountain Run in the Quad.

"The Sorority Fountain Run tradition here at USC Aiken is always one for the books,” said Madalyn Thomas, 2017 NPC recruitment chair.

“The tradition of sorority girls running to their newfound home away from home is always an amazing event to witness.”

Currently, there are three NPC sororities on campus: Alpha Omicron Pi, Phi Mu, and Zeta Tau Alpha.

Greek Life at USC Aiken provides educational opportunities designed to challenge, support, and recognize individuals and groups associated with Greek organizations through leadership training, academic support, service learning and philanthropy, diverse programming, and collegial interaction and involvement.

Before the run on Bid Day, prospective sorority members attended myriad events, aimed at introducing them to Greek Life and what to expect once a member of a sorority. These activities included a Greek forum, an open house, ceremonies showcasing the bond between sisters, and discussions about each group’s philanthropic activities.

After a week of exploring the three sororities on campus and meeting current members, prospective sisters revealed the Greek organization they chose to join by running straight from the Student Activities Center to the group of choice. Decked out in colorful t-shirts, glitter, make-up and tutus, the new members ran toward their new Greek Life family. Their sisters anxiously awaited them at the fountain and cheered the newest members as they celebrated their choices.

This year’s membership drive was the largest in the school’s Greek Life history.

“I am so happy for the 64 women who have taken the steps to get more involved on campus and in the community," Thomas said.

New members for each organization included:

Alpha Omicron Pi
Larissa Arias
Ally Arounleut
Hannah Cooper
Tailore Cooper
Chelsea Dawson
Kaley Deese
Lauren Effler
Ashley Eldredge
Rebecca Fanta
Carleigh Fulmer
Mary Jauch
Sam Jonas
Chloe Olkowski
Carla Phillips
Karlee Robinson
Paige Roof
Brantlie Ross
Cera Weatheford
Shelby Werda
Kellie Wooten

Phi Mu
Aleshia Archibold
Tiara Bradburn
Julianne Bryant
Ana Carbajal-Martinez
Taylor Cothran
Sloman Dean
Sadie Fleischman
Valorie Hall
Kaitlan Hozey
Katleyn Hughes
Savannah Johnson
Haliegh Key
Grace Lint
Mackenzie McCallister
Rachel McDannald
Katlin Pugh
Gillian Quinn
Meg Ray
Bremen Sawyer
Brittany Smith
Destiny Woodard
Cassandra Wright

Zeta Tau Alpha
Hannah Backman
Deja Daniels
Kathleen Evans
Melissa Fogg
Megan Gailey
Sarah Gohagan
Brett Good
Kayla Hamilton
Melissa Hurley
Kimberly Jergenson
Kaylee Jones
Allie Lowe
Katie Lowry
Jewel Rogers
Elizaebth Schneider
Faith Smith
Carson Spencer
Faith Summers
Brooke Thomas
Victoria Turner
Josie Wadsworth
Janna Whaley

USC Aiken, a comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2018 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 20th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 13th time in first place.